Lecturer in Global Security (MAGS) program

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 15, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Politics of Global Studies (SPGS) is pleased to invite applications for a full-time position, benefits eligible, non-tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer. The anticipated start date is January 2021. This is a fiscal-year appointment within the SPGS faculty on the Tempe campus. Subsequent annual renewal is desired, contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university.

SPGS seeks an applicant with a commitment to excellence in online education to join its innovative, rapidly growing Master of Arts in Global Security (MAGS) program. The primary responsibilities of the Lecturer will be to develop and teach online graduate courses on topics such as national security, cyber security, terrorism and insurgency, grand strategy, foreign policy and other courses related to security broadly understood. Course instruction may include co-teaching with other MAGS faculty, including nationally recognized scholars and experienced national security professionals. A typical course load will consist of 6 classes per year. Additional responsibilities include assisting in curriculum development, supervising capstone projects, student advising, and recruitment. Lecturers will also be expected to maintain an active research agenda, which should include peer-reviewed articles or books, published policy reports, articles in policy-focused magazines and journals, and/or external grant activity.


The Lecturer will be a part of the interdisciplinary SPGS faculty as well as the Center on the Future of War, a joint initiative of ASU and New America, a DC-based think tank, and will have substantial opportunities to participate in the school’s vibrant intellectual life. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.

Minimum qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in a relevant field (Political Science, Geography, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, Peace Studies, History, International Law, Homeland Security, etc.) by the time of appointment.
  • Relevant teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary approaches to international affairs and global politics.


Desired qualifications:

  • Prior experience designing and teaching online courses and a strong theoretical grounding and knowledge of ideas and literature related to international affairs, security, and global politics.
  • A demonstrated ability to produce policy-relevant research is strongly desired.
  • The ideal candidate would also have practical experience in the field of security and international affairs, such as work in humanitarian assistance, international human rights, international development, cybersecurity, or military service.
  • The candidate would have demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.



The College values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.  



To apply, candidates must submit application materials online at Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/79724 by November 20,2020 if not filled, complete applications will be reviewed every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. Submit the following: 1) a letter of application stating qualifications and experience, 2) a complete curriculum vita, 3) two writing samples, and 4) three letters of reference with reference contact information.


Questions about this position should be directed to Daniel Rothenberg, Search Committee Chair at daniel.rothenberg@asu.edu.


A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD401) is located on the ASU website:

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX)

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